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Art of the Sermon

By Dan Wunderlich

“Art of the Sermon” is a show for preachers, teachers, and communicators. My aim is to make a show for leaders in ministry–formally or informally, inside or outside the church–who have an interest in preaching/public speaking and church communication. The primary format for this show is the interview. This allows us to engage with a wide-range of guests on many different aspects of preaching, teaching, and communication. While many of the guests are pastors and preachers, I also believe it is important to learn from those outside the profession of preaching who have something to teach us. Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links on this site are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Defining Grace is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program.

  1. 1.
    Episode 64: I'm Still Here - An Interview with Austin Channing Brown17 May 2018
    42:50
  2. 2.
    Episode 63: Better Church Announcements3 May 2018
    16:40
  3. 3.
    Episode 62: Secrets of a Top 5 TED Talk19 April 2018
    15:21
  4. 4.
    Episode 61: Success and Failure - An Interview with Rev. Matt Miofsky - Part 25 April 2018
    26:45
  5. 5.
    Episode 60: Preaching and Church Growth - An Interview with Rev. Matt Miofsky - Part 115 March 2018
    24:53
  6. 6.
    Episode 59: The Prayer Wheel - An Interview with David Van Biema1 March 2018
    40:50
  7. 7.
    Episode 58: Identity and Preaching - An Interview with Rev. Justin Coleman15 February 2018
    44:02
  8. 8.
    Episode 57: The Original Storyteller - An Interview with Robert Carnes1 February 2018
    38:08
  1. 9.
    Episode 56: Breaking the First Rule of Preaching18 January 2018
    12:06
  2. 10.
    Episode 55: Living for Another - An Interview with Brent Gambrell4 January 2018
    35:36
  3. 11.
    Episode 54: 2017 Year in Review21 December 2017
    36:02
  4. 12.
    Episode 53: Songwriting and the Art of Christmas - An Interview with Ryan O'Neal (Sleeping At Last)7 December 2017
    50:03
  5. 13.
    Episode 52: The Grace of Dogs - An Interview with Andrew Root16 November 2017
    39:44
  6. 14.
    Episode 51: Preparing for and Preaching Advent - An Interview with Rev. Katie Z. Dawson2 November 2017
    32:49
  7. 15.
    Episode 50: Preaching as Leadership - An Interview with Carey Nieuwhof19 October 2017
    48:22
  8. 16.
    Episode 49: Preaching Through a Dry Season - An Interview with Rev. Dalton Rushing5 October 2017
    37:47
  9. 17.
    Episode 48: Money, Generosity, and Stewardship - An Interview with A.J. Thomas21 September 2017
    36:58
  10. 18.
    Episode 47: The Power of Public Theology - An Interview with Sophia Agtarap7 September 2017
    44:50
  11. 19.
    Episode 46: Sermon Writing and Repurposing - An Interview with Justin Trapp17 August 2017
    28:06
  12. 20.
    Episode 45: Single Moms and the Church - An Interview with Alisha Gordon3 August 2017
    42:46
  13. 21.
    Episode 44: Ministry in Rural Communities - An Interview with Rev. Allen Stanton20 July 2017
    32:38
  14. 22.
    Episode 43: When Sermon Illustrations Aren't "Family Friendly" - An AOTS Minisode6 July 2017
    15:46
  15. 23.
    Episode 42: Ministry in a Big City - An Interview with Rev. Olu Brown15 June 2017
    29:32
  16. 24.
    Episode 41: Preaching with Purpose - An Interview with Rev. Adam Hamilton1 June 2017
    36:55
  17. 25.
    Episode 40: Young Adult Ministry - An Interview with Rev. Chris Abel18 May 2017
    43:11
  18. 26.
    Episode 39: That'll Preach! - An Interview with Rev. Charley Reeb4 May 2017
    34:47
  19. 27.
    Episode 38: 8 Ways Guest Preachers Can Enhance Your Ministry - An AOTS Minisode20 April 2017
    17:23
  20. 28.
    Episode 37: Politics and the Pulpit - An Interview with Rev. Jim Harnish6 April 2017
    42:09
  21. 29.
    Episode 36: Love, Joy, Creativity, and Space Jam - An Interview with Brad Montague16 March 2017
    42:45
  22. 30.
    Episode 35: The Focus of Church Communications - An Interview with Kenny Jahng2 March 2017
    23:39
  23. 31.
    Episode 34: The Sermon as a Literal Conversation - An Interview with Rev. Brian Combs16 February 2017
    38:10
  24. 32.
    Episode 33: When Cancer Steals Your Voice - An Interview with Rev. Narcie Jeter2 February 2017
    34:31
  25. 33.
    Episode 32: Interesting Preaching - An Interview with Rev. Eric Huffman19 January 2017
    39:58
  26. 34.
    Episode 31: Team Sermon Preparation – An Interview with Rev. Jorge Acevedo5 January 2017
    40:47
  27. 35.
    Episode 30: 2016 Year in Review15 December 2016
    36:09
  28. 36.
    Episode 29: Online and Social Media Ministry – An Interview with Jay Kranda1 December 2016
    35:31
  29. 37.
    Episode 28: Intergenerational Ministry – An Interview with Rev. Melissa Cooper17 November 2016
    43:47
  30. 38.
    Episode 27: Understanding and Connecting with Emerging Generations – An Interview with Kristen Soltis Anderson3 November 2016
    31:24
  31. 39.
    Episode 26: Preaching as a Tool for Unity – Part 2 with Bishop Ken Carter20 October 2016
    19:07
  32. 40.
    Episode 25: A Career in Preaching - Part 1 with Bishop Ken Carter6 October 2016
    29:29
  33. 41.
    Episode 24: Science, Doubt, and Faith - An Interview with "Science Mike" McHargue15 September 2016
    39:08
  34. 42.
    Episode 23: Poets & Saints - An Interview with Leslie Jordan of All Sons & Daughters1 September 2016
    27:16
  35. 43.
    Episode 22: Communicating and Leading As a Woman - An Interview with HBR's Sarah Green Carmichael18 August 2016
    29:29
  36. 44.
    Episode 21: The Role of Preaching in a Growing Church - An Interview with Adam Weber4 August 2016
    36:48
  37. 45.
    Episode 20: Why You Should Podcast Your Sermons21 July 2016
    17:20
  38. 46.
    Episode 19: Podcasting for Pastors and Ministries - An Interview with Jonathan Howe7 July 2016
    33:03
  39. 47.
    Episode 18: Design and the Dangers of Storytelling - More with Brady Shearer16 June 2016
    25:30
  40. 48.
    Episode 17: Using Media in Preaching and Teaching - An Interview with Brady Shearer2 June 2016
    33:45
  41. 49.
    Episode 16: Speaking Human - More with Dr. Brian Russell19 May 2016
    23:40
  42. 50.
    Episode 15: (re)Aligning With God - An Interview with Dr. Brian Russell5 May 2016
    37:15
  43. 51.
    Episode 14: Learning As You Go - More with Derrick Scott III21 April 2016
    26:15
  44. 52.
    Episode 13: Ministry as a Lay Person - An Interview with Derrick Scott III7 April 2016
    38:04
  45. 53.
    Episode 12: Structure Breeds Spontaneity - Reflecting on Rob Bell17 March 2016
    20:05
  46. 54.
    Episode 11: How To Be Here - An Interview with Rob Bell3 March 2016
    42:18
  47. 55.
    Episode 10: Expectations and Planning Aid Vision18 February 2016
    37:38
  48. 56.
    Episode 9: Transitioning to Senior Pastor - An Interview with Rev. Brian Johnson4 February 2016
    29:37
  49. 57.
    Episode 8: The Artist Preacher - An Interview with Rev. Sarah Heath, Part 214 January 2016
    26:36
  50. 58.
    Episode 7: The Artist Preacher - An Interview with Rev. Sarah Heath, Part 11 January 2016
    39:40
  51. 59.
    Episode 6: Using and Abusing the Lectionary15 December 2015
    26:34
  52. 60.
    Episode 5: To Lectionary or Not to Lectionary - An Interview with the Hosts of the Pulpit Fiction Podcast1 December 2015
    36:24
  53. 61.
    Episode 4: More Productivity and Connecting College Students17 November 2015
    16:26
  54. 62.
    Episode 3: Productivity and Preaching - An Interview with Rev. Chad Brooks26 October 2015
    36:18
  55. 63.
    Episode 2: The Discipline of Writing26 October 2015
    19:02
  56. 64.
    Episode 1: The Blessing and Challenge of Preaching Advent - An Interview with Rev. Magrey deVega26 October 2015
    36:05

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